Professional Development Courses:

Risk Management

MetroTex offers several live broadcast classes geared to help keep real estate professionals protected. From beginning to experienced agents, these classes will teach you how to handle conflict resolution and risk management. 

Cyber Security, Breaches, and Threats

Course #39716, 2CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

Most people falsely believe that thieves need a social security number or a credit card to steal someone’s identity. It’s important for agents and brokers to know that the thief only needs a little piece of information to create a whole new identity. For identity thieves, this information is as good as gold. Identity theft starts with the misuse of your personally identifying information such as your name and Social Security number, credit card numbers, or other financial account information and typically ends as a nightmare for the victim consuming countless hours over months of time to completely remove the criminal activity off of their credit. Skilled identity thieves can use a variety of methods to get hold of your information.

 

Hitting the Hot Buttons

Course #39647, 2CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

This session examines current hot issues based upon changes in guidelines, policies, and procedures from TREC, TAR, state, and/or federal sources. Topics include: coming soon listing, rebates, use of camera/recording equipment, oral/verbal offers & counter offers and new advertising rules. The session will explain the changes and then ask participants to identify best practices to better serve consumers.

 

Real Estate Hot Topics: Don’t Get Burned

Course #39581, 3CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

This session examines current hot issues based upon changes in guidelines, policies, and procedures from TREC, Texas REALTORS®, state, and/or or federal sources. Potential topics include RESPA changes and how they affect current transactions; changes in licensing laws, including adult education; how to properly price their listings, negotiate price reductions, and effectively close reluctant buyers. Knowing how to handle these issues will help agents raise the bar in terms of customer service, agent reviews, conflict resolution, and risk management.

Real Estate Safety Matters: Safe Business = Smart Business

Course #32557, 3CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001

Every year real estate professionals are threatened, robbed or assaulted while performing routine duties like showing a property or conducting an open house. This course will discuss what precautions to take when meeting with customers and clients during Listing and Buyer Agreement presentations. How to identify potential risk areas and situations to avoid, thereby reducing the exposure to becoming a crime victim during the course of normal business activity. The information provided will increase awareness and provide another level of security protocol to help keep the real estate professional and their client safe.

License holder will learn how to assess risk in their current practice and create safety systems, scripts, and tools for listing appointments, showing property, and conducting open houses. They will also learn how to protect personal and electronic information online, in the cloud, and on social networks. As a practical resource, this course offers easy-to-remember strategies for the real estate professionals to conduct business and avoid potentially dangerous situations.

How Flood Map Changes Impact Insurance

Course #38993, 2CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001, Instructor: Bruce Bender
FREE

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), or flood maps, provide important information about a property’s flood risk and for rating a flood insurance policy. This session provides a detailed account of the progress and status of community flood mapping projects. Course provides overview of basic interactive questions to better understand the knowledge level of the audience and awareness of the flood maps and upcoming changes.

 

Professional Standards Training

Course #37727, 6CE, Provider: Texas REALTORS® #0001
$25 Members & Non-Members

This course is devoted to real estate professionalism and the Code Enforcement that is relevant to every real estate professional on a daily basis. This course explains the enforcement process and the duties agents have to their clients, customers and public as well as other real estate agents. Upon completion of the course the real estate licensee will understand how to distinguish between G/C, P/S and BOD role in the Professional Standards process; differentiate between Mediation and Arbitration and discuss advantages of the Ombudsman Program.

As a member of the real estate profession each license holder must be aware of the code of conduct governing how they do business. This course will provide training and understanding regarding the standards of professionalism they are required to adhere to in business dealings and relationships as determined by the State of Texas, as well as the Texas and National Association of REALTORS®.